Commentary: A Political Victory That Wasn't

  • March 23, 2005
  • By Andrew Kohut


The Congressional vote on Monday allowing Terri Schiavo's parents to take her case to a federal court underscores the success of Christian conservatives in defining the last election as having been decided by moral values. But political strategists may not want to bank too heavily on this assessment. Especially on life-and-death issues, support for moral values among Americans must contend with a deeply held pragmatism.

View PRC President Andrew Kohut's commentary -- A Political Victory That Wasn't.